Recall CDA says it has enough signatures to get petition on ballot

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by Shawn Chitnis & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 29 at 11:09 PM

COEUR D’ALENE--Organizers for the group, Recall CDA, say they're close to getting a petition on the ballot.
   
On the chopping block are Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandy Bloem, Councilmen Mike Kennedy and Woody McEvers, and Councilwoman Deanna Goodlander.

The magic number for Recall CDA is just above 4,300 signatures.  So far, organizers say they have around 5,000, but those signatures have yet to be certified.
   
If the recall movement has enough signatures, the process will begin for selecting a date for an election.  Both sides disagree on just about every issue and have different views on the significance of this development.

The fight to try and vote out the four city leaders began over the funding for improvements at McEwen Park.  Supporters and opponents differ on whether the public wanted more say before city leaders approved that project.

The two sides also disagree on what it will cost.  The recall movement says it will be around $40 million, while those against the recall say it will be less than half that amount.  The issue highlights their view on the current direction of their city.

The signatures collected for a recall need to be certified before it goes on the ballot.  Tuesday, both sides can agree there are significant consequences connected to this recall.
   
The recall effort says they want to collect even more signatures while those opposed say they continue to build on the support they have against a petition on the ballot.

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